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tonight, on "nightline," star spangled backlash. a snow stopping inauguration performance, but was beyonce only pretending to sing? why so many feel betrayed by national anthem-gate. his royal highness a battle ready army pilot. prince harry tells us why he prefers the dangers of the battlefield to the glare of the spotlight. faking it? coffee, juices, olive oil. you think they're 100% pure, but what's really inside these packages? the shocking revelations about your groceries.h;x;x$ú
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from new york city, this is "nightline" with juju chang. >> good evening, i'm juju chang. tonight, did she or didn't she?
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less than 24 hours after beyonce's soaring rendition of t"the star-spangled banner" nearly stole the show at the inauguration, some of that praise has turned to backlash. claims that beyonce was actually lip-synching are now setting the internet ablaze and raising the burning question, did she fake it? and if so, why should we care? abc's david wright went in search of answers. ♪ o say can you see >> reporter: o say, could you see? even if you were standing where joe biden was -- ♪ what so proudly we hailed >> reporter: was beyonce really singing that rousing rendition of "the star-spangled banner"? ♪ and the rocket's red glare >> reporter: or was she lip-syn lip-synching, essentially acting every note, right down to pulling out that ear piece. it's a mystery. >> so far, beyonce's camp hasn't
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said whether she used a lip-synching track or not. i think that if she did, people have a right to know why. >> reporter: plenty of people on the platform noticed that during the national anthem, the band members were just pretending to play their instruments. earlier today, the band confirmed that was so and said flatly beyonce was lip-synching. we all know beyonce can sing. we all know the marine corps band can play, the spokeswoman told abc news. we do not know why she decided to go with the prerecorded music at the last minute. it's standard practice for the performers to record a backup version just in case. beyonce posted this photo from the studio on her tumblr page. but on the day, kelly clarkson performed live. no lip-synching from her. ♪ oh beautiful for spacious skies ♪
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>> reporter: same for james taylor, even though he said later he was worried about the cold. >> it's always hard for a guitar player to play when it's cold because your hands sort of stiffen up. i was very relieved to have gotten through it without any major train wrecks. >> reporter: the only train wreck was the implication beyonce was faking it, and everyone seemed to have an opinion, but from the key players today, icy silence. no comment from beyonce. no comment from the inaugural organizers. no comment from the white house. and late in the day, the marine corps band changed its tune, a higher ranking spokesman saying this time, no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether her performance was live or prerecorded. the marines fell on their swords. >> to me, it was her voice, it was her singing, whether she did it live or she had done it previously in a recording studio. it really doesn't matter. >> reporter: lip-synching is an art in itself. yes, it looks easy.
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but miss one beat and it's going to look totally fake. if she did lip-synch the anthem, she's in good company. one of the most famous renditions, whitney houston at super bowl 25 was lip-synched, too. ♪ and the rocket's red glare >> reporter: some people are speculating beyonce was actually using something called a backing track. in big venues and unpredictable conditions, singers often use it to guide a live performance, a version they hear in their ear piece so they can sing along. why hasn't she said one way or the other? >> because my guess is they probably did have a prerecorded track in the back, and to try to explain that and break it down, it almost sounds like she's making excuses. >> reporter: the track recorded in a studio can sound a lot more polished than what's coming out onstage. isolating a singer's live mic can be cruel sport in the
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youtube era. these are supposedly clips of britney spears in las vegas. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: of course, an inauguration is no mere performance. this is a national ritual. >> preserve, protect, and defend. >> reporter: an occasion built around a president's solemn promise. this is supposed to be history, not show biz. but history is rarely perfect. at jfk's inauguration, robert frost recited the wrong poem because it was too bright for him to read the one he had written. four years ago, it was so cold that he had to play air violin. no one made a big fuss. >> i think that shockingly, the internet is more interested in beyonce than yo-yo ma.
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>> reporter: four years ago, aretha franklin's voice cracked in the cold. tonight she said of beyonce, i thought she did a beautiful job with the prerecord. next time i'll probably do the same. vocal coach deborah bird said beyonce did right by the history books. >> let's say she was having a vocal problem of any kind. if she flubbed it, it would be history in a negative way. >> reporter: when it comes right down to it, the event itself was a piece of showmanship. the president had already taken the constitutionally required oath of office on sunday. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the day specified in the 20th amendment. all of this was one big show. >> the secret in washington and in hollywood is it's supposed to all look spontaneous. but trust me, it's not. it's extraordinarily well-choreographed. >> reporter: and whether she
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lip-synched or not, beyonce may well have stolen the show. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: i'm david wright for "nightline" hollywood. >> lovely. our thanks to david wright, who was, in fact, lip-synching. next up, the royal soldier returning from duty. prince harry opens up about his combat missions, his growing family, and those scandalous photos. [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪
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from third in line for the throne, to the front lines of battle, it's prince harry as you've rarely seen him, in a candid interview to members of the british press from his afghanistan army base. where he was wrapping up his second tour of duty. the prince opened up about his time in the war zone, the royal pregnancy, and the notorious photos proving that what happens in vegas might be seen round the world. >> reporter: his signature red hair probably blows his cover, but in case you haven't figured it out, that's captain harry wales. prince harry, to you and me. and he's on a mission, and one of the most dangerous war zones
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in the world, afghanistan's helmand province. >> this is my office. it's quite cramped. whatever i am, 6'2", my knees are up against the screen the whole time. i'm not complaining. my wings i was given by one of the instructors. >> reporter: here he's just one of the guys. >> this is my bed. i don't really make it. that's it. made. >> reporter: he sleeps where they sleep. eat where they eat. >> it's very easy to completely forget about who i am when i'm in the army. i'm one of the guys -- i don't get treated any differently. >> reporter: this is the prince's second tour of duty in afghanistan. in his first deployment, he would go on foot patrols and he was a forward air controller calling in air strikes on enemy positions. it was cut short when his location was leaked to the media, compromising his and his troop's security. >> time for me to go home, but that was -- for me, that hurt being pulled out at that point,
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being dragged away from my guys. i think it was all done -- it wasn't done in a wrong way, but it was just -- >> reporter: but then duty calls. captain wales scrambles to another emergency mission. in between those mad dashes responding to calls to go into combat, there is a lot of waiting around. >> go, go, go. >> reporter: and some training the unconventional way. >> i love playing play station and xbox. the younger generation, let's put it that way. >> reporter: graduating top gun in california, harry is now an apache helicopter co-pilot, a gunner. >> when you fly, the whole floor vibrates. when you fire a missile, the whole aircraft shutters a little
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bit. >> reporter: he is the man with his finger on the trigger. he's not afraid to use it. >> take a life to save a life. that's what we revolve around, i suppose. if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, we'll take the game, i suppose. >> reporter: while he was out there, he marked a few major milestones, his 28th birthday, marred by a taliban attack on his base. the high-profile prince suddenly became a high-level target. >> obviously the papers are like oh, this is all against me. no one really knows that. guys dealt with it really well. it was on my birthday, so it was a bit of a reality check. >> reporter: and becoming an uncle. >> i spoke to my brother and her, and both very well and both very happy. >> reporter: harry makes no secret that this is what he was born to do. his love for the military dates back to when he was a young boy. >> it's very easy to completely forget about who i am when i'm in the army. you know, everyone is wearing the same uniform and doing the
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same kind of thing. >> reporter: because he can get away from the prying eyes of the media and doesn't hide his hatred for the press. >> my father always says don't read it because it's always rubbish. of course i read it. if there's a story that somebody wrote about me, i want to know what's being said. but all it does is just upset me and anger me that people can get away with writing the stuff they do. i think it's fairly obvious how far back it goes. to when i was very small. >> ror ca >> reporter: case in point, his recent racy romp in vegas that made international headlines. but the prince says he does feel some remorse. >> probably let myself down, my family down, but at the end of the day, i was in a private area and this should be a certain amount of privacy that one should expect. for me probably being too much army and not enough prince is the simple case of that. >> reporter: but he doesn't forget his other role, his royal role. >> the three mes. one in the army, my own private
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time, and one sort of with the family and stuff like that. there is a switch, and i flick it when necessary. and, you know, i'd like to think that it's measure ed and balanc the way it is. the army comes first. >> reporter: and his charity work, which is close to his heart. >> i've got to be careful, because the last thing my brother and myself and also katherine -- the last thing we want to do is spread ourselves too thin across the ground. medically, if i can do that, that's perfect. i love to do it. >> reporter: charity work that harry will get to do now that he's out of afghanistan, safe and sound. but just like any other member of the serving army, not before he has some r&r and a well-earned beer. >> royal duty calls. next up, what's really in your olive oil, your spices, or juice? the shocking things you should
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okay, let's be honest. when it comes to what's in your food, most surprises are not welcome ones. so if you can think you trust the labels of the products you buy at the grocery store, an alarming new study might make you think twice, because from olive oil to coffee to spices, instances of so called food fraud are cropping up nationwide. abc's jim avila brings us the report. >> reporter: a trip to the grocery store should be simple and straight forward. >> anything that they put in there should be listed on the ingredients label. >> reporter: but how do you know what's on the label is what you're actually getting? in a study to be released later today, the u.s. convention, an independent non-profit lab, says in many cases you can't. they're comprehensive review of
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food fraud finds that reports of fraudulent ingredients in our food, ingredients not labeled and used as cheap substitutes, are up 60% over last year's review. >> the food products are not always what they purport to be. >> reporter: so it's profit, or in this case, greed. >> that seems to be the driver for a lot of human actions. ground black pepper can be adulterated. >> reporter: it's enough to make you wonder who thinks of this stuff. >> stems, starches, everything that looks gray or speckled appears to be ground black pepper. >> reporter: the scientists at usp want to know what's really on grocery shelves, not just what the label says. what's actually inside. >> now we're tossing paprika. >> reporter: spices are often not what they seem. >> reporter: paprika has a nice red color. there are synthetic dyes, industrial dyes available that mimic that color very nicely. >> reporter: but sometimes those industrial dyes cannot only make paprika seem more attractive to the eye, they can harm the
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buyer. >> those dyes are typically carcinogenic. >> reporter: it's estimated that 7% of the food supply contains fraudulent ingredients. the most common frauds, liquids and ground foods are easiest to doctor. expensive extra virgin olive oil diluted with cheaper vegetable oils. costly pomegranate juice adulteration is widespread. brands diminished. spices cut with stems and cheaper spices. tea bags filled with fern leaves and common lawn grass. pure lemon juice reduced by sugar and water. the national consumers league did their own test in may of 2012. >> we tested four bottles of lemon juice. one had 10% lemon juice. it it had 100%. another had 15%. another had 25. and the last one had 35% lemon
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juice and they were all labeled 100% lemon juice. >> reporter: they can really make a lot of money that way. >> if you think about it, 20 lemons costs a lot of money. five lemons costs a lot less. >> reporter: we went shopping with consumer advocate sally greenberg, who showed us there is really very little for consumers to go on when looking on the shelves for fake food. here's extra virgin olive oil. we're not going to show the brand. but this extra virgin olive oil is $5.50. that's pretty cheap for extra virgin olive oil. >> and something that should raise some eyebrows for consumers. >> reporter: greenberg says consumers need a cop on the beat, and since the fda can't test everything, they should be looking at the usp data base and targeting the foods most often faked. both the fda and grocery manufacturers association tell abc news they take the new findings seriously and monitor grocery aisles for food fraud. it shouldn't be hard to find,
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high school students supervised by new york's rockefeller university found alarming results in testing done over the last three years. 16% of the grocery store food they dna tested from expensive sheep's milk cheese that had only cow dna in it, to caviar that wasn't made of sturgeon eggs, all had counterfeit ingredients. something supposedly as soothing as an organic tea was jammed with all kinds of bothersome fillers not mentioned on their labels. >> if you were to take apart the tea bag, there are a lot of dried things in there, it's hard to tell what they are, but you use dna to actually test them. some had fern in it. some had lawn grass. there's a weed called goose foot. >> reporter: how do you use this information? by knowing what's at the top of the list of fakes. being suspicious of dramatically low prices honor maon normally e


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